Tribal Government

SaginawChippewa Indian Tribe Council

The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe Council is committed to providing information of interest to all its members, both on and off the reservation.

Our Tribal Council
( l to r:) Tim Davis (district 1),Ronnie Ekdahl, (Sgt. At Arms), Candace Benzinger (district 1), Kenny Sprague (district 1), Gayle Ruhl (Treasurer) ,Brent Jackson (Sub-Chief),Frank Cloutier (District #3/At-Large), Chief , Michelle Colwell (Secretary), Lindy Hunt (district 1),Amanda Oldman (district 1), Diana Grundahl (Tribal Chaplain) , Ron Nelson (district 2)

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Information Technology: Training
Information Technology: Training
The IT Technical Training Division is available to assist all associates within the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe's organization. Our goal is to support and aid associates with their job duties and help them understand and effectively utilize the Microsoft Office Products. We offer a variety of instructor led Microsoft Office training sessions, such as Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook and Publisher. We also offer ongoing Keyboarding courses to increase your typing efficiency.

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A selection from the Ziibiwing Cultural Center
A Ziibiwing Center Collection
With the help of our contributors in 2007, the ZC Collections Committee acquired 1,483 artifacts that are beneficial to the cultural and spiritual well-being of the tribe.

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Human Resources

The Human Resources Office of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe handles all recruitment, application and job placement for individuals interested in seeking employment here. There are a wide variety of available opportunities. The tribe supports an array of activities similar to what you find in any municipality, including hotel and gaming enterprises, governmental services, and educational administration.

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Job Hotline
Employment Center

Curbside Collection Update
Published: 8/26/2016 2:00:00 PM - Planning

In an effort to keep costs down for curbside collection, a tribally funded program, the curbside collection list is being updated. The Planning Department will be doing a mass mailing to those currently on that list. Verification of Residence forms will be mailed Wednesday, October 12, 2016. The deadline for returning completed Verification of Residence applications will be Tuesday, November 15, 2016. The letters will be addressed to Curbside Collection Recipient. If the application is not received by Tuesday, November 15, 2016 the service will be discontinued until it is received.
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Department of Recreation Future Leaders Program
Published: 8/26/2016 8:00:00 AM - Campground

This 2016 -2017 School Year, the SCIT Recreation Department is going to try something new. We are developing a Peer Mentoring Program for our middle school and high school students. They will be called Youth Mentors. This is for students who want to help out in the Future Leaders Program. They must show leadership skills, and the ability to mentor students who are in grades K-6. They can help in many different areas such as Gym Activities, Lounge Activities, Homework Lab, and Kitchen.
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Support S.248 Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015
Published: 8/26/2016 8:00:00 AM - Public Relations

We are asking for your support of this critical legislation. Please print and sign this letter urging Senator Stabenow and Senator Peters to vote in favor of S. 248 in hopes that it will be considered by the full U.S. Senate this year.
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The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe expresses support to the Standing Rock Sioux Nation as they stand in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline
Published: 8/24/2016 1:00:00 PM - Public Relations

The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe expresses support to the Standing Rock Sioux Nation as they stand in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline. Attached is a letter sent to Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman, David Archambault II. For more information regarding this issue please feel free to contact Public Relations Interim Director, Erik Rodriguez, at 989.775.4076 or by email at
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Red Chair Project - August 22, 2016 from 5-8PM
Published: 8/22/2016 8:00:00 AM - 7th Generation Programs

Red chair project kick off event begins august 22nd, 2016 from 5-8pm at the Seventh Generation Ceremonial Building.
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Jake and Mary Pine - September 1st & 2nd - 8AM to 5PM
Published: 8/19/2016 11:00:00 AM - 7th Generation Programs

Jake and Mary Pine will be at the Seventh Generation Elijah Elk Cultural Center on July 14th and 15th. Please call or send an email to set up an appointment. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Dawn Morrow.
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Suzanne L. Cross Art Exhibit
Published: 8/18/2016 4:00:00 PM - Ziibiwing Cultural Center

Dr. Suzanne L. Cross is a gifted artist who is a member of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan and currently sits on the Ziibiwing Center's Board of Directors. Her shawl collection, "Healing Through Culture and Art," was on display at the Ziibiwing Center from November, 2014 through February, 2015. You are cordially invited to a Voices Art Gallery Artists Reception at University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
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Smithsonian magazine Museum Day Live! - Saturday 9/24/2016 from 10am - 6pm
Published: 8/17/2016 10:00:00 AM - Ziibiwing Cultural Center

Free admission with downloadable ticket printed or accessible on mobile device: for tickets visit:
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American Indian Heritage Special at Ziibiwing
Published: 8/16/2016 10:00:00 AM - Ziibiwing Cultural Center

Attention educators! Take advantage of the Ziibiwing Center's American Indian Heritage Special Tuesdays through Fridays, Sept 1st to Nov 23rd. $4 per student/chaperone. $2 per educator.
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Grandparents Day at the Ziibiwing Center on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 10am to 6pm
Published: 8/16/2016 8:00:00 AM - Ziibiwing Cultural Center

There will be free admission to the Ziibiwing Center for grandparents on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 10am to 6pm.
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Anishinabe Day of Culture
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K-12 Education Back to School Event
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